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Cannavaro faces tax probe

2014-10-22 13:22
Italian skipper Fabio Cannavaro. (AP)

Rome - Italy's 2006 Soccer World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro is reportedly under investigation for tax evasion.

Local media report that nearly 1m worth of goods linked to Cannavaro were sequestered by tax police in his hometown of Naples.

The investigation is reportedly related to a luxury yacht company, which has been accused of evading more than 1m in taxes from 2005-10.

Without providing details, Italy's tax agency confirmed the reports.

A statement from Cannavaro's lawyers said that the inquiry involves a company owned only by the player's wife, adding that the couple is convinced it did no wrong.

The lawyers added that they have been "ordered to provide judicial authorities with any explanation necessary, contesting the seizure carried out today."

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